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South Africa’s tour of India began in damp fashion. It wasn’t cricket related as many are predicting, but rather, the weather played spoilsport in Dharmasala. Conditions in Mohali are expected to be warm, humid but fine, as both teams look to make a positive start to the series.

India have at least another 16 T20Is until the World T20 in just over a year’s time. Becoming confident with their combinations will be key, as opposed to the recent 50-over World Cup, where there was uncertainty regarding the number four position. The same applies to the opening position in the T20I format, where KL Rahul, unlikely to keep his Test place, competes with Shikhar Dhawan for a spot alongside Rohit Sharma.

However, when it comes to the 50-over World Cup, no team disappointed more than South Africa. They have to shake off the hangover quickly, with the next world tournament – the World T20 – one where the Proteas will want to hold a better account of themselves. Plenty of new faces will be on show in Mohali, led by Quinton de Kock. Can they put on a big show and make a mark?

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Key to an India win

Adjusting their style is high on the agenda for India ahead of next year’s World T20. Powerplay scoring is a key area for improvement for India, placing onus on the top three – including the prolific Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli – to take less time to get settled. Then, Rishabh Pant, singled out by coach Ravi Shastri, has a key role in finishing well along with the returning Hardik Pandya. Indeed, the perfect T20 innings across all three stages will be what India are after.

Also, with regulars Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar all sitting out, the likes of Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini have the opportunity to impress against South Africa’s inexperienced lineup. Similar applies to the spinners with Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal out, with Washington Sundar one to keep an eye out for after an impressive showing in the Caribbean recently. Can India build pressure through regular wickets and then finish well at the death?

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Getty. India v South Africa 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma vs the seamers early will be a key battle.

Key to a South Africa win

South Africa’s entire T20I squad contains 210 matches of experience. In stark contrast, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have 219 matches. So, plenty rests on skipper Quinton de Kock to bat a significant portion of the innings, with Rassie van der Dussen also a crucial player if the Proteas are to make a competitive score. However, can Reeza Hendricks build on his recent form for South Africa A? What about David Miller, who is also an experienced player?

Also, thanks to injuries and retirements, South Africa will field a relatively inexperienced bowling attack. Kagiso Rabada, in the current world of excellent fast bowlers, will be keen to make a mark against a strong lineup in their own den, along with the likes of Junior Dala and Anrich Nortje. However, can the all-rounders and Tabraiz Shamsi limit boundaries and contribute with wickets in the middle overs?

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Alex Davidson/Getty Images. India v South Africa 2nd T20I: Skipper de Kock will be key.

Possible Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan is said to be the likely opening partner for Rohit Sharma.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya, 8. Ravindra Jadeja, 9. Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Navdeep Saini

Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir and JP Duminy have all retired. Faf du Plessis is preparing for the upcoming Test series. So, there are plenty of opportunities available for up and coming players to make a mark. It remains to be seen if both seam-bowling all-rounders play or whether the Proteas go with both Anrich Nortje and Junior Dala on a Mohali pitch that can provide some bounce for seamers.

South Africa: 1. Quinton de Kock (c & wk), 2. Reeza Hendricks, 3. Rassie van der Dussen, 4. Temba Bavuma, 5. David Miller, 6. Andile Phehlukwayo, 7. Dwaine Pretorius/George Linde, 8. Kagiso Rabada, 9. Junior Dala, 10. Anrich Nortje, 11. Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch and Conditions

Conditions are expected to be warm and humid in Mohali. In the 2019 IPL, the average first-innings total was 171, with the chasing team winning five times out of seven games.

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Stats and Facts

  • Junior Dala has dismissed Rohit Sharma three times in seven deliveries in T20s.
  • David Miller at Mohali: 29 T20s, 730 runs, average of 45.62 and a strike rate of 150.51.
  • Virat Kohli averages 28 vs South Africa in T20Is, and will be keen to improve on this.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction

MyTeam11 (regular) Prediction: Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Krunal Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Dream11 Prediction

Option 1:

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India v South Africa 2nd T20I Preview Dream11

Option 2:

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India v South Africa 2nd T20I Preview Dream11

Match Prediction

India’s experience and home ground advantage should prove vital. India to win and take a 1-0 series lead.

Thanks for reading!

Also read: Will Rohit Sharma succeed as a Test opener?

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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